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Age
Program Type
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Drop-in Combined Preschool Storytime

July 24, 2019
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Storytime Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program Description:
We emphasize alphabet and letter recognition and activities that support independence and confidence building. This storytime includes books, rhymes and literacy activities to help children enter school ready to learn to read. Ages 3-5 with caregiver...

Reading Buddies

July 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Reading Buddies is a 4 week reading program that combines reading encouragement and group activities to foster a love of reading and build confidence.  Children will partner with teen mentors to read, play games and have fun!  Grades K...

Combined Rhyme Time

July 25, 2019
10:00am - 10:30am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 19
Program Description:
Build early language and large motor skills through rhyme, songs, baby sign, book sharing and hands-on activities. Ages 6-24 months with caregiver. Registration is required.   ...

Preschool Open Play

July 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Children's Area
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years)
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Program Description:
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Age...

Crafty Thursday

July 25, 2019
11:15am - 12:15pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
You can be a maker!  Join us on Thursday mornings for a different creative and fun crafting experience each week. Ages 3+. Registration not required. ...

Build a Fairy House

July 25, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Great Neck Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 17
Program Description:
Hear a fairy story and then build fairy houses in the woods at the library. Please bring natural items to build with: feathers, stones, shells, weeds, sticks, vines, seeds and seed pods, berries, egg shells, etc. Ages 3-11 with caregiver. R...

Camp Evergreen: Campfire Sing-a-long

July 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Area Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Culture, Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Program Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is a series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for completing activities, learning skills or just for showing up and having a good time! Attend each week to ...

Reading Buddies

July 25, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades K-2
Program Type: Storytimes & Early Learning
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 45
Program Description:
Reading Buddies is a 4 week reading program that combines reading encouragement and group activities to foster a love of reading and build confidence.  Children will partner with teen mentors to read, play games and have fun!  Grades K...

Bats of the World

July 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Watch a slide presentation about bats, and meet a variety of live bats to learn about these fascinating animals. Ages 6 and up.                    Registration is not required. Programs that d...

Destination Imagination Instant Challenge

July 25, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Program Description:
Quick! The pressure's on. Come prepared to engage in speedy, creative, and critical thinking problem solving during fun instant challenges. We will work in teams to test our imaginations! Grades 3-5. Registration is required.  ...

Faux Screen Printing

July 25, 2019
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Windsor Woods Area Library
Registration
Library Branch: Windsor Woods Area Library
Room: Windsor Woods Programming Room
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Program Description:
Come express your creativity while mastering a new skill! Learn to use the Cricut Explorer cutting machine while personalizing anything from Tshirts to tote bags. Please bring the item that you'd like to personalize, like a Tshirt, can...

VB Chess Club

July 25, 2019
4:30pm - 7:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace North
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Hobbies
Program Description:
Limited instruction provided for beginners. Chess equipment has been generously donated by the Virginia Chess Federation and the TCC Chess Club. Grades K - Adult. No registration required. ...

Teen Time: Community Service

July 25, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Program Description:
Want to have fun while earning community service hours? Help with various library projects that will change monthly. Available volunteer tasks range from learning workroom tasks, growing Joint-Use Library’s rock garden by preparing and decoratin...

Role Playing Adventures

July 25, 2019
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Program Description:
Traverse dungeons and fight dragons in a persistent fantasy world that evolves based on your actions, and lives on, even when you aren’t playing. Join us for five weeks of mini campaigns and earn rewards for developing your character inside...

Microsoft Excel: Macros

July 25, 2019
6:00pm - 7:15pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Classroom 202
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Program Description:
Learn how to automate repetitive tasks by recording and running simple macros in Excel. Prerequisites: Basic Excel skills including formulas and functions, or have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners and Intermediate. We encourage you to bring a USB ...

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Camp Evergreen: A Star Is Born

July 25, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Registration
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Studio
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Program Description:
Summer camp’s not just for kids! Camp Evergreen is a series of meetups and classes for teens, adults, and seniors where you can earn badges for completing activities, learning skills or just for showing up and having a good time! This week, enjoy mus...

Books on Tap at Wasserhund Brewing

July 25, 2019
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Off Site
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Books & Authors
Program Description:
Meet to discuss this month’s selected title: THE JAPANESE LOVER by ISABEL ALLENDE. Book club copies are available for check-out at the GREAT NECK information desk. Adults. Registration is not required. Book Description: 1939. As Poland falls ...

Baby Paint and Play

July 26, 2019
10:00am - 10:45am
Bayside Special Service Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bayside Special Service Library
Room: Bayside Library Meeting Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 44
Program Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for a sensory art experience that improve your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All materials provi...

Crafty Friday

July 26, 2019
10:00am - 11:30am
Kempsville Area Library
Library Branch: Kempsville Area Library
Room: Kempsville Meeting Room
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Program Description:
Drop into the library and make a fun craft to take home. All ages. Registration is not required ...

Crafty Fridays

July 26, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Great Neck Area Library
Library Branch: Great Neck Area Library
Room: Great Neck Marketplace
Age Group: Preschool (3-5 years), Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Program Description:
You can be a maker!  Join us on Friday mornings for a different creative and fun crafting experience each week.  No registration required. ...

Baby Paint and Play

July 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Babies (3-12 months), Onesies (12-24 months)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 37
Program Description:
It’s never too soon to introduce your baby to art! Join us at the library for a sensory art experience that improves your baby’s fine motor skills and stimulates their curiosity. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. All materials provided....

Coloring for Adults

July 26, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Library Branch: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
Room: Central Studio
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Hobbies
Program Description:
Coloring Books are not just for kids. Join the craze - adult coloring. Relaxing and stress relieving. Drop in and color a page to keep. Adults. Registration is not required. ...

Dragons!

July 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Storytime Room
Age Group: Grades 3-5
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Program Description:
Discover the folklore surrounding dragons. Are they friendly?  Could you have one as a pet or even find one in your neighborhood?  Is there really a library dragon?   Grades 3-5. Registration is required. ...

Maker Studio

July 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oceanfront Area Library
Library Branch: Oceanfront Area Library
Room: Oceanfront Biblio Studio
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: STEAM
Program Description:
Spark your creativity at the Oceanfront Library's Maker Studio! Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in explorative and imaginative activities each session. All supplies provided. Registration is not...

Friday Crafternoons

July 26, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Marketplace South
Age Group: Adults 18+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Bring your craft, your supplies and your passion! Meet other crafters and creators, share your ideas and get new ones! Adults 18+. Registration is not required. ...

Teen Lock-in

July 26, 2019
7:00pm - 11:00pm
TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Registration
Library Branch: TCC/City Joint-Use Library
Room: Joint-Use Library Rooms L102 and L103
Age Group: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Program Type: Hobbies, Movies & Entertainment
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 102
Program Description:
Join other teens for a night of fun at the library.  Escape rooms, gaming, crafts, cosplay contest, music, bounce house, pizza and more! Grades 6-12.  Registration required. ...

Rhythmic Drumming Fun for Everyone with Arthur Lopez

July 27, 2019
10:30am - 11:30am
Off Site
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Program Type: Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Program Description:
Join Arthur Lopez for an uplifting, attention-getting, drumming experience. Musical instruments will be provided. Grades K-5. Online registration is required. *Princess Anne Area Library is closed for renovation and expected to reop...